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Nottingham City Transport’s Omnibus Society Presidential Weekend Raises £1,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK

5 days ago Fri 7th Dec 2018

Muscular Dystrophy UK – the charity leading the fight against muscle-wasting conditions – has received £1,000, which was raised over the Omnibus Society Presidential Weekend, hosted by Nottingham City Transport (NCT).

The Presidential Weekend, which coincided with NCT’s 140th anniversary, saw over 120 Omnibus Society members visit Nottingham from 21-24 September.

In addition to attending the NCT Heritage Day event in the Old Market Square, members also enjoyed ‘behind the scenes’ garage visits to all NCT’s depots as well as the depots of the City Council electric bus fleet, trentbarton, Stagecoach, Skills and Nottingham’s tram. Preserved Nottingham buses were also on display at Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity in Hucknall, who held an Open Day on the Sunday.

The £1,000 was generously donated by Omnibus Society members at the Presidential Dinner at Nottingham’s Council House and by purchasing the “NCT at 140” book, published by Visions International.

Cheque Presentation to Omnibus Society

Geoff Lusher, Omnibus Society Branch Chairman for the Midlands said, “The Omnibus Society not only enjoyed an excellent Presidential Weekend in Nottingham, but is also delighted to have contributed to such a worthwhile cause as Muscular Dystrophy UK.”

Mark Fowles, NCT Managing Director and Omnibus Society President for 2018 added, “NCT’s 140th anniversary and Presidential Weekend were a great success. The generosity of Omnibus Society members is very touching and I’d like to personally thank them for their donations”.

A limited number of “NCT at 140” books are still available to buy from the NCT Travel Centre as well as on eBay.

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